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Origin: cf. F. Dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. Allied to E. Dandle. Senses 2&3 are of uncertain etymol.

1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb.

2. A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set. A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats.

Synonym: jigger, and mizzen.

3. A dandy roller. See below. Dandy brush, a yard whalebone brush. Dandy fever. See dengue. Dandy line, a kind of fishing line to which are attached several crosspieces of whalebone which carry a hook at each end. Dandy roller, a roller sieve used in machines for making paper, to press out water from the pulp, and set the paper.

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Re: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... premise when the individual with the bad genes die the overall number of bad genes in the population drops till it's all gone? That sounds so dandy and simple to you doesnt it.

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by david23
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
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Re: Human Collembola Infestations

... can when summer comes. In the meantime, go to a tanning booth. Get some exfoliating skin lotion, put it on and go in for 8 minutes. You'll have a dandy sunburn, but they will fry and peel off with the skin. diet: eliminate as many carbs as you can. For a while i ate almost no carbs and it helped ...

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by stillsuffering
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:01 am
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Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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Re: balls

... are off the web and are not morgellons pictures... never said they were... you posted a picture of someone elses hand... where are your pics dandy randy... have you the balls to post any?... do you even have morgellons?... or do you just like being large and in charge?... and, have been a ...

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by maf
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... apoptosis, bt endotoxins.....and agriculture...... molecular cloning of nearly all species.....even down to the trees...... Which is all fine and dandy,.....so my children will live in a better world....Yikes, but I don't have any.....so, I'm not very fond of these new scientist....and I'm sure ...

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by London
Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:38 am
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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efficiency of metabolism?

That's all fine and dandy. But what is the question you need to answer?

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by MrMistery
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: efficiency of metabolism?
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